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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 5717
    Movement No: 0008356
    Case No: 674
    Model Name: Hora Mundi
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 77FO, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Certificate of Origin and Warranty stamped Oliver Smith, fitted wooden presentation box with key, cloth pouch, product literature, additional brown crocodile strap, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) was a seminal watchmaker whose influence in horology has endured for centuries, having created so many watchmaking inventions still in use in the present day. These include the “perpétuelle” or self-winding watches, “pare-chute” shock protection, gong-based minute repeaters, and the tourbillon. He was an honoured master, and so influential in society during his day, he associated with European royalty, the elite in the sciences, military, and diplomats. His creativity and ingenuity he are still a vital and driving force in the modern Breguet firm today, and their Hora Mundi World-Time wristwatch is a stellar example of the technical mastery the brand strives to achieve.

    The Hora Mundi retains the classic aesthetic of Breguet watches, while incorporating 21st century movement and dial innovations. Released in both platinum and 18K pink gold cases like the present watch, two dial types were offered - one of Asia and the surrounding area, and the other of North America. These were made in 18K gold with guilloché decoration, and include a chapter ring with Roman numerals, oversized date aperture at 12 o’clock, and an aperture at the 6 o’clock displaying 24 world cities. The AM/PM indicator is situated at 4 o’clock, and has a lapis lazuli background. The skill and detail to create this wonderful dial is exemplary, and its movement is especially innovative. The watch is capable of keeping track of two time zones and quickly toggles between the two with the button at 8 o’clock. In addition to changing the time, the AM/PM indication and date are automatically adjusted as well.

    The present watch is fresh-to-the-market, consigned by the original owner, and is in immaculate condition complete with certificate and presentation box. This modern and innovative world-time watch will be a welcome addition for any collector.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • Artist Biography

    Breguet

    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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Ref. 5717
A very fine and attractive pink gold world-time wristwatch with AM/PM indication, date, center seconds with Certificate of Origin, and fitted presentation box

Circa 2011
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$20,000 - 40,000 
CHF18,300-36,600
€16,900-33,900
HK$155,000-310,000

Sold for $35,280

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New York Auction 12 December 2020